Friday, March 11, 2011

Finally Finished Friday

In addition to WIP Wednesday, I've decided to partake in FO Friday (or Finished Objects Friday) although I'm going to call mine Finally Finished Friday. The premise of the post is to post items that I finished since last Friday.

So - why wait? Let's just right into it.

I have finished one item since last Friday that I have not already blogged about. This is the shrug for my youngest daughter. She is constantly wearing short sleeve shirts but with it being winter, I want to make sure she stays as warm as possible. I had some alpaca/wool blend laying around. I personally did not like the yarn. I ordered it from ebay and as it turns out, it's like a #10 thread - and anyone who knows me at all knows I do not like crocheting with thread (I will, but it is not my favorite thing to do). I made a wash cloth out of it and stuck all 10 skeins into my stash, figuring I'd never need it again.

I got the idea to make her a shrug mostly after being told a close family member passed away. Having panic disorder, I needed something to work on and since all her dresses were short sleeve, a shrug would be a good road project. I didn't want to buy more yarn and the ash grey alpaca popped into mind.

As expected, the shrug worked up quickly using 4 strands at a time.

I was planning on doing little empress sleeves but she decided she wanted nothing but the sleeve to "just end." So - that's what I did. I got it stitched together and all ends weaved into the seam. I did make it about an inch larger than needed just so it would have some grow room over the course of the next couple months. You can see a little "buckle" on the backside. This is that extra space.

I'm guessing she likes it considering I snapped these pictures as she was getting her lunch ready - the shrug was on and part of her school outfit for the day.

It is always a good feeling to create something for someone and they appreciate it and use it.

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12 comments:

Unforth said...

Cute, and snug looking!

CrochetBlogger said...

Very comfy. I think that it's great that you've created something that is both literally and figuratively warm for her!

mutantsupermodel said...

Cute! She's got Personality!

Marushka C. said...

Very cute! My daughter is the same way about wearing short sleeved shirts all winter. I'll have to see if she'd wear a shrug like this, I'm always cold when I look at her :-)

Kathleen said...

Adorable shrug, adorable model. :)

Narwhal Love said...

Beautiful shrug! The back looks great--like it's firm but still got swing. I've always found that balance to be tricky and my crochet comes out like armor.

Cute model :) Congrats!

Spinster Beth said...

She wanted the sleeve just "to end?" That's awesome, she has a sense of style at such a young age!

Tami Klockau said...

It looks adorable on her! Great job with it. It seems like a perfect fit.

suddenexpression said...

It looks just perfect on her! Love it!

suddenexpression said...

It looks just perfect on her! Love it!

Narwhal Love said...

Beautiful shrug! The back looks great--like it's firm but still got swing. I've always found that balance to be tricky and my crochet comes out like armor.

Cute model :) Congrats!

Unforth said...

Cute, and snug looking!

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